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Cernik Family History

Cernik Name Meaning

Czech (Cerník) and Slovak (Ciernik): from a diminutive of Cerný ‘black’ (see Cerny).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cernak, Cerny, Cerna, Chernick, Chernin, Cerney, Bercik, Reznik

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Where is the Cernik family from?

You can see how Cernik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cernik family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cernik families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Cernik families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Cernik's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Cernik families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cernik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cernik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cernik. 45% of Cernik men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Cernik women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cernik were Clerk and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Packer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cernik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cernik census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 395 immigration records available for the last name Cernik. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 363 military records available for the last name Cernik. For the veterans among your Cernik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cernik lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cernik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cernik in 1960 was 35, and 63 in 2004.

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